Making A Good First Impression At Work


Like the saying, ‘you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover’, you shouldn’t judge people by their appearance either. Yet still, a lot of us do.

That’s why many companies will provide you with a uniform to wear, if not, they will certainly have a dress code which you should stick to. You’re representing a company’s brand so you’ll need to compromise if you want to fit in as their employee.

Dress Appropriately

You’ve obviously dressed appropriately for your interview as you’ve been given a job, but that doesn’t mean you can let your smartness slip when you begin work. Dress smartly on your first day and see what everyone else is wearing. Then, if you discover the dress code is slightly more relaxed, you can slowly tune it down over the following days.

There’s no such thing as dressing too smartly and if no one else is, at least you’ll still look professional!

Be Positive & Confident

Be enthusiastic and positive about your work, keep smiling and you’ll find yourself connecting with colleagues a lot faster than anticipated. No one likes a grumpy and irritable colleague; you’ll be spending most of your time at work, so try and enjoy it!

Remember to be confident and that you’re fully capable to take up the challenges you’ll face in the workplace. You’re not on your own though, so don’t be afraid to ask for help from your colleagues.


It’s understandable that you’d be nervous starting a new job but don’t let it hinder how you come across to your colleagues. If you start panicking you might make mistakes that you wouldn’t do otherwise. Compose yourself and remember that as the new employee, everyone is going to be willing to help you.

Top Tip: Focus building good relationships with your colleagues whether that’s in work or at social events you take part in. This is a great way to come across as a team player!

It’s always important to make a good first impression and as one of our Key candidates, we’ll still offer the help and support even after you’ve secured a job. Alternatively, get in touch with us and we’ll help you find the perfect role.

Published almost 3 years ago by Mary Hendry